The variety of Justices of the Supreme Court docket has dropped to 13 following the retirement of Justice Abdu Aboki.
Justice Aboki, based on a press release by the courtroom’s spokesman, Dr. Festus Akande, stepped off the apex courtroom’s bench on August 5 upon attaining the statutory retirement age of 70.
Akande mentioned a valedictory courtroom session to formally mark Justice Aboki’s retirement has been scheduled for September 15, 2022.
His assertion reads partially: “Justice Aboki clocked 70 years, being the statutory retirement age for justices of Supreme Court docket on Friday, fifth August, 2022, however the valedictory courtroom session couldn’t maintain then as a result of annual trip of the Court docket.
The Apex Court docket is predicted to fill these vacancies to satisfy up with the 21 restrict of Justices.
TheNigeriaLawyer, had earlier reported that the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has excluded legal professionals, together with seven Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), from the six current or future vacancies on the Supreme Court docket. Not one of the 23 legal professionals who heeded the CJN’s January 19 invitation and utilized for the job is on a 29-man provisional checklist which is made up of 29 Justices of the Court docket of Attraction from 5 geopolitical zones; the shortlist contains 5 jurists every from the Northcentral, Northwest, Southsouth and Southwest, whereas the Southeast has a nine-man jurist crew.
The checklist of the remaining 13 Justices of the Supreme Court docket contains;
1. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Ag CJN
2. Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad
3. Justice Kudirat Motommori Olatokunbo Kekere Ekun
4. Justice Inyang Okoro
5. Justice Chima Centus Nweze
6. Justice Amina Adamu Augie
7. Justice Uwani Abba Aji
8. Justice Lawal Garba
9. Justice Helen M. Ogunwumiju
10. Justice I.N.M. Saulawa
11. Justice Adamu Jauro
12. Justice Tijjani Abubakar
13. Justice Emmanuel A. Agim
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